LightningPaul

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photoblog image Carnaval Heist 2008 - Safari Man

Carnaval Heist 2008 - Safari Man

One of the better demonstrated themes at the Carnaval parade in Heist. These guys were very funny and cool. The man on the image was willing to strike a serious pose. Afterwards he took a picture of me with the camera in his hand :-)


TECH-INFO: For framing I used the Dutch tilt which makes the image more dynamic. A nice technique as long you don't used it in all your images. During capturing the parade I was shooting JPGs which is OK in case you only do small corrections or enhancements. First I run it through DxO Lighting (part of DxO Optics Pro) and cropped it to 4/3 format . Afterwards I used a bunch of curves, vibrancy/saturation, HSL and brightness masked adjustment layers in Photoshop. Just by painting on the masks I darkened the background and brightened/enhanced the subject or various parts of it.


UPDATE: I received an email of DxO Labs with a coupon for a reduction of 15% on the products DxO Optics Pro and DxO Filmpack. I think it's valid until 31st of March. To claim your discount just go to the DxO Labs online store (https://shop.dxo.com) and enter my Personal Sponsor Code: RAF9GX4KU as a discount voucher. I'll be honest, every time someone gets 15% reduction using this code I get an Amazon shopping voucher.

Carnaval Heist 2008 - Safari Man

One of the better demonstrated themes at the Carnaval parade in Heist. These guys were very funny and cool. The man on the image was willing to strike a serious pose. Afterwards he took a picture of me with the camera in his hand :-)


TECH-INFO: For framing I used the Dutch tilt which makes the image more dynamic. A nice technique as long you don't used it in all your images. During capturing the parade I was shooting JPGs which is OK in case you only do small corrections or enhancements. First I run it through DxO Lighting (part of DxO Optics Pro) and cropped it to 4/3 format . Afterwards I used a bunch of curves, vibrancy/saturation, HSL and brightness masked adjustment layers in Photoshop. Just by painting on the masks I darkened the background and brightened/enhanced the subject or various parts of it.


UPDATE: I received an email of DxO Labs with a coupon for a reduction of 15% on the products DxO Optics Pro and DxO Filmpack. I think it's valid until 31st of March. To claim your discount just go to the DxO Labs online store (https://shop.dxo.com) and enter my Personal Sponsor Code: RAF9GX4KU as a discount voucher. I'll be honest, every time someone gets 15% reduction using this code I get an Amazon shopping voucher.

comments (14)

  • 613photo
  • United States
  • 3 Mar 2009, 01:35
At first glance, the question in my mind was "man or mannequin?". Excellent shot of what appears to me to be total insanity!

Wish we had something like that here. Mardi Gras is pretty close, but it's primarily in Louisiana.
LightningPaul: The men and women were dressed very alike. So hard so the difference if you don't know. I'm very glad you like the shot. Most of the themes on carnaval vary between mad and total insanity :-D
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 3 Mar 2009, 07:00
Sooo many great colours
LightningPaul: They were one of the most colorful guys on carnaval. Thanks for commenting.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 3 Mar 2009, 07:19
So colourful, great work
LightningPaul: Many thanks!
I can't tell if he's sad or ungry. He's not happy for sure. Scares me a little...
LightningPaul: I also can't tell if he was happy or not at that moment. But when I showed him the picture on the screen of my camera if was pretty happy smile
Unfortuantely his bird was not happy at all :-D
nice candid
great composition
love the colours!
cheers
Rob
www.1ds.com (also)
LightningPaul: It was almost a candid. He didn't expect it but as soon he saw I wanted to shoot him, he started posing, so I fired a few times smile
The angle works well and this is the sort of picture used to sell colour printerstongue
LightningPaul: LOL smile
Thanks for your comment!
  • Ilan
  • Israel
  • 3 Mar 2009, 19:22
LOL
He does look funny, but the more I look at it, he also look a bit scary smile
Great colors here, nicely done!
LightningPaul: More people on my blog got scary of seeing him smile
But I can assure you, he is very friendly.
Great picture ! Colours are amazing ! Bravo !
LightningPaul: Thank you smile
Great composition and excellent face expression. I like vivid colors here. Wait, he is holding camera, where is address of his photoblog? ;p)
LightningPaul: Dam, I forgot to ask about his photo blog :-(
Luckily I have a photo blog smile
very colorful...
LightningPaul: Thank you... smile
Very funny, his eyes look like his lens. I like your diagonal and the colors.
SwissCharles
LightningPaul: Many thanks for your comment. I didn't notice until you mentioned how his eyes and lens are indeed pretty similar.
the colours are a joy to the eye Paul, and i love the tiltsmile
LightningPaul: Thank you Tim.
So colorful, great expression.. and very nice angle, an amazing portrait Paul
LightningPaul: Many thanks Ruben! It was the best portrait I shot that day.
Not to be a critique, but thats what I call a bad costume! smile
LightningPaul: LOL smile

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